Join us on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Winnetka Village Hall, 510 Green Bay Road (Council Chambers), at 7:00 p.m. for the next Downtown Master Plan Steering Committee Meeting.
On the talking table:
- Review of Draft Master Plan Components – Part 1:
- Market Findings
- Parking and Circulation Findings
Linda Goodman of Goodman Williams Group will present the final market findings and Kelly Conolly, with Sam Schwartz Engineering, will follow with transportation findings.
Everyone who attends will have a chance to share their comments following the presentations and discussion by the Steering Committee.
Hope to see you there!
Join us at Monday’s 2/29 Steering Committee meeting to hear discussion focused on Redevelopment Sites within the Village! All who come will have the chance to listen, learn and share their perspectives at the end of the meeting. In the meantime, please visit the ‘Idea Zone‘ to chime in on the topic and view what your neighbors are saying!
Having developed consensus on vision statements for the Village’s commercial districts, a follow up step in the downtown planning process is to consider how those statements may apply to future development. As defined in the Downtown Master Plan work program, four potential development sites are to be evaluated for how they can best advance plan objectives – the Downtown Post Office site, which was selected prior to beginning the plan, and three others. The sites were selected in order to:
- Serve as an example – Each site is exemplary of a development condition such as being a gateway, full block, partial block, etc. The purpose for this distinction is that lessons learned from the site evaluation may be applied to similar properties in the study areas should they ever be proposed for development.
- Support and explain the vision – A prospect to advance the district’s vision is conveyed through each of the sites, for example: generate vitality, bring new businesses, support existing businesses, provide gathering spaces, etc.
- Consider realistic potential for development – For each of the sites, developers or owners have expressed some degree of interest in redevelopment—meaning there might be a potential to influence the near-future.
- Include multiple districts – The sites are not all located in the same business district, two are in Downtown and two are in Hubbard Woods; no Indian Hill site was found to meet the above criteria.
“Creativity is intelligence having fun,” – Albert Einstein
And yesterday’s ‘Visioning Workshop’ for Winnetka’s Downtown Master Plan embraced just that. Thanks to all who came out to share ideas and feedback via the four interactive activity stations that were set-up:
- Station 1: Priority Voting Exercise
- Station 2: Visioning Collage
- Station 3: Winnetka Madlibs
- Station 4: District Discussion
Special thanks to North Shore Country Day School for helping to host the event!
Stay tuned! The consultant team is in the process of documenting the overall findings and will post a summation of such soon. In the meantime, enjoy the photo highlights below and mark your calendar for the December 16th Steering Committee meeting (7pm @ Village Hall), which will focus on refining the Vision Statements yesterday’s workshop helped build.